Astudent has been suspended, according to school officials, after reports surfaced that he made a list of peers he intended to kill.
The names of more than 20 fellow students made up the "kill list," which a friend discovered while sitting with the boy at lunch, according to a News 12 report.
The student was suspended and taken for a medical evaluation, police told News 12.
Laura Pace, the mother of one boy named in the list, said that she was upset that parents of other children mentioned as targets were not notified by school officials, and emails to North Fork Patch on Friday suggested parents were furious that they had to learn about the incident on the cable news channel.
Southold School District Superintendent David Gamberg did not return calls for comment on Friday. However the following statement was posted on the school’s website, saying the district is working with the Southold Police Department in their investigation.
“The student has been suspended and faces a Superintendent’s hearing that may result in further disciplinary action. This is a serious matter, as the safety of our students and staff is our utmost priority,” the statement read.
However, a school spokesperson said parents of targeted students were notified and that a phone call was going out to all parents on Friday.
"The district held off on sending a message out sooner because they were in the process of conducting a thorough investigation."
did not immediately return a request for comment.
Pace said she met with Southold Junior Senior High School Principal William Galati Thursday morning.
“He recommended that Noah stay in school, but this was too scary,” she said
“We all think we’re so safe out here in our own little bubble — but we’re not."